What's next?

Here's how to get started and what you need to know before you arrive in Ann Arbor.

Explore funding opportunities and apply for financial aid

Accept admission

Accept your admission via the email you will receive from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Deadlines vary—please be sure to respond by the date listed in your individual Ford School admissions email.

Learn more about the Ford School

We carefully curated a set of in-person and virtual activities—including Spring Preview Day, coffee chats, and more—just for our newly admitted MPP and MPA students. Join us to learn more about the Ford School, deepen your connections to the community, and make your decision.

April 8

Spring Preview Day

Join us in Ann Arbor for Spring Preview Day, an opportunity to meet your potential future cohort, as well as faculty, alumni, and staff.
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March 22 - April 13

Admitted student activities

Join Ford School alumni for coffee in select cities around the U.S., hop on a virtual webinar, and stay tuned for summer opportunities around leadership, careers, and academic preparation.
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Connect with our community

You don't have to wait until you arrive in the fall to get to know us. Connect with faculty, current students, research, and more. Take a virtual tour of Weill Hall. Follow us on social media.
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Text session

Get key info, updates, and deadline reminders by text.

Become a Ford School admitted student insider. Get updates, FAQs, unique resources, and deadline reminders.

Text "FordSchool" to 474747 to get started.


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Digital swag for #FutureFordies

Download exclusive digital swag and tell the world you're a Fordie.

Use #FutureFordies and tag @FordSchool on Instagram, LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.